Armed police in Swanage after reports of man with gun

Following reports of a man with a gun at the Red Lion on High Street in Swanage, armed police were called to the scene at 10.30 pm on Saturday 14th March 2020.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said:

Advertisement 

“It was reported that a man had a gun tucked into the front of his trousers. He allegedly showed it to a member of the public but did not threaten anyone with it.

“Armed response officers attended and carried out a search of the area. A man was located and reportedly found to be in possession of a toy pistol.

“Following subsequent searches of his vehicle, a shotgun was seized.”

Dorset Police have confirmed that a 43 year-old man from Oxfordshire was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate. He has now been released under investigation, while police continue their enquiries.

Share this story

Contact us

Do you have anything to add to this story?

We like to keep everything up-to-date, so if you know more, please help us by getting in touch.

Advertisement 

Top stories

Most recent

Marine adventures at Kimmeridge as part of national wildlife event Dolphin watching from the cliff-top look-out at Kimmeridge Bay is just one of the featured events in a fortnight of marine-themed activities organised by Dorset Wildlife Trust. 4 hours ago Fresh clams to be sold in Swanage in new venture 1 day ago Thirty year stamp of approval for Worth Matravers firm 2 days ago Swanage Carnival announces new events for 2022 3 days ago New royal work of art unveiled in Swanage for Platinum Jubilee 4 days ago